Restaurants

Henry Sugar

Restaurant

A rustic wine bar from two experienced hospo names.

Lucky’s Pizzeria

Restaurant

Lucky’s Pizzeria in North Carlton is a sweet little pizza joint that locals love.

Malouf's Zum Zum

Restaurant

Amal and Geoff Malouf are back in North Carlton, and they’re staking their territory.

La Luna Bistro

Restaurant

La Luna bistro is a meaty affair and much-loved local favourite.

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Cafes

Tre Bichierri

Cafe

A versatile Rathdowne Village favourite. Stop by for a coffee and pastry in the mornings, or opt for a bowl of pasta over lunch. On your way out be sure to grab a bottle of Italian vino from the shelves.

Florian

Cafe

This Rathdowne Village cafe has an old soul: with a relaxed, unpretentious feel reminiscent of the pre-Instagram era. It's got a pared-back, produce-driven menu that looks different day to day (but the standout gravlax and signature riff on eggs Florentine aren't going anywhere).

Babajan

Cafe

The Carlton North cafe is now takeaway-only, serving Turkish-style fried chicken sandwiches, more varieties of flaky borek than ever before, and syrupy choc-hazelnut baklava.

North Carlton Canteen

Cafe

A welcome oasis for coffee lovers in North Carlton.

Sibling

Cafe

The volunteer-run sister cafe to the CBD’s Kinfolk has a mostly vegetarian menu that uses produce from friends’ farms, and it donates 100 per cent of its profits to charity.

North

Cafe

A consistent neighbourhood favourite.

Bars

The Great Northern Hotel

Bar

An old man’s pub made cool again.

Gerald's Bar

Bar

A cosy local in Rathdowne Village where you can eat, drink and play records.

Little Andorra

Bar

It may be small, but this neighbourhood wine bar packs a huge range.

Shops

Monforte Viennoiserie

Shop

Visit this tiny bakery for knockout sweet-and-salty croissants, hazelnut pains au chocolat and asparagus and goat's curd pastries. But get in early and be prepared to queue – it almost always sells out.

The Fishmonger's Son

Shop

This neighbourhood fishmonger sells top-quality seafood, deli items, pantry staples and a range of fish-focused takeaway meals – from salmon bagels to sashimi and nigiri lunch boxes.

The Rathdowne Village Delicatessen

Shop

A cosy deli on leafy Rathdowne Street.

Skinner & Hackett

Shop

An old-school butchery with a modern day ethos.

Enoteca Sileno

Shop

If it has anything at all to do with Italian food, it's probably here.

Kylie’s Slow Dough

Shop

Sourdough made with patience.